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Thursday, May 2, 2013

* Gloria Spencer Named Staff Employee of the Year

Gloria Spencer, Payroll Specialist in the Office of Human Resources, has been named the 2012-2013 Staff Employee of the Year. Dr. Kazee presented the award to Gloria at the Staff Recognition Dinner held at the Log Inn on Monday, April 29th. Gloria came to the University of Evansville in June 2007. Since then, she has willingly taken on additional responsibilities in her department. She continues to go far beyond expectations and it shows in the excellence of her work.

Those nominating Gloria for this award praised her for her hard work and calm, professional manner. One nominator stated: “Gloria performs a complex and highly sensitive job week in and week out. She is respectful of our students and employees and is sensitive to their needs.”

* Commencement This Saturday

The University of Evansville's 155th Commencement ceremony will take place this Saturday, May 4, at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. The ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. with student robing at 12:30 p.m. and faculty robing at 12:45 p.m. The Baccalaureate service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in Neu Chapel.

Graduates, if you have family and friends who will be unable to attend, please let them know that they can watch Commencement via live streaming at A video of the Commencement ceremony will be posted on this page next week. 


Info You Should Know

* UE Libraries Announces Summer Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Summer 2013. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376 or .

Summer 2013 Hours  
May Intersession  (May 1-May 12)
• Monday:         8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday:         8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday:  8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Thursday:        8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Friday:              8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Saturday:        CLOSED
• Sunday:           CLOSED

Summer Session I   (May 13–June 14)
• Monday:            7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday:            7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday:     7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Thursday:           7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Friday:                 7:30 a.m.   -  5:00 p.m.
• Saturday:            CLOSED
• Sunday:               CLOSED

Exception:   Memorial Day  (May 27)  -  CLOSED
Summer Session II  (June 17–July 19)
• Monday:              7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday:              7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday:       7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Thursday:             7:30 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
• Friday:                    7:30 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Saturday:              CLOSED
• Sunday:                 CLOSED

Exception:  Independence Day  (July 4)  -  CLOSED

Summer Intersession  (July 20–August 27)
• Monday:                8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Tuesday:                8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday:         8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Thursday:               8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
• Friday:                     8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m. 
• Saturday:               CLOSED
• Sunday:                  CLOSED


* UE Bookstore Open Graduation Day from 9 AM to 2 PM

The UE Bookstore will be open on Saturday, May 4 - Graduation Day - from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for any last minute preparations. The Bookstore will be closed on Sunday, May 5. 

* Registrar's Office Closing Early Friday, May 3

The Office of the Registrar and the Center for Academic Advisement are closing at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3 in order to prepare for Saturday's commencement ceremony. The offices will continue to work with faculty members via phone and e-mail regarding any final grading issues on Friday.

* Join UE's Midwest Dragon Boat Team!

Come join TEAM UE as we attempt to defend our Gold bracket title in the Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 1. This is a fun, exciting event that anyone can participate in (students, faculty, or staff). To sign up or for more information please  contact  Angie Stauber  ext 2622 or email as547 to be a team member.

* Applications Now Being Accepted for Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2013-14 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file. 

Applicants must submit the completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.    Applications may be emailed to; or



* R. Scott Lank

R. Scott Lank, Professor of Theatre, was recently selected as one of ten acting faculty in the nation to form a National Congress of Acting Teachers to help review standards in actor education on the undergraduate and graduate levels in universities and colleges across the country.  This initiative is funded and organized through The Actors Center and Michael Howard Studios in New York City and is anticipated to be a major initiative in the development of standards and practices in actor education and training across the country.  During this period of time Lank will also be studying acting at the Michael Howard Studios.

* Yuri Yoshida

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Yuri Yoshida recently had two articles published in professional journals. One article - "Association between long-term quadriceps weakness and early walking muscle co-contraction after total knee arthroplasty" - was published in The Knee in January. The second article - "A new Physical Therapy Protocol to Improve Ability of Stair Descending and Quality of Life for Individuals Following Total Knee Arthroplasty" - was published in The Journal of Japanese Physical Therapy Association 2013 40(2):110-111 (This is the most highly regarded journal for the physical therapy field in Japan,)




* Aces Shut Out Southern Indiana, 4-0, in the "Battle at the Braun"

The University of Evansville baseball team notched its third shutout of the season by defeating cross-town rival Southern Indiana, 4-0, Wednesday night at Braun Stadium in the eighth “Battle at the Braun”.

Junior left-hander Cole Isom led Evansville (17-29) by tossing 6.0 scoreless innings to improve his record to 3-5 on the season.  Isom scattered five hits and fanned six Southern Indiana (29-16) hitters without issuing a walk.

Senior Jason Hockemeyer and freshman Shain Showers led the Aces offensively, as they each finished 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI.  Freshman Jonathan Ramon drove in UE’s other run, going 1-for-3 with an RBI double.

Evansville’s bullpen combined for four strikeouts and allowed just one hit over the final 3.0 innings without walking a batter.

The Aces took advantage of a pair of walks and a wild pitch in the bottom of the first to grab an early 2-0 lead.  Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski coaxed a leadoff walk to start the inning, moved into scoring position on a ground out by senior Chris Pearson and scored on Hockemeyer’s double into the gap in left center.  Hockemeyer was able to tag and advance to third on a deep fly ball from redshirt sophomore Kyle Pollock and scampered home on a wild pitch out of the hand of Screaming Eagles starter Craig Austin.

UE doubled its lead in the bottom of the six, when Ramon drove in Hockemeyer with a double off the top of the left field wall and Showers plated Ramon with a hard ground ball up the middle that found its way into the outfield to give Evansville a 4-0 advantage.

USI’s best chance to crack the scoreboard came in its half of the seventh, when Reece Rounder and Brent Weinzapfel led off the frame with back-to-back singles that brought freshman Brent Jurceka out of the bullpen to replace Isom.  Jurceka was able to get a pair of ground outs and a strikeout to keep Rounder and Weinzapfel stranded at the corners.

Hamilton Carr led Southern Indiana at the plate by going 3-for-4, while Rounder finished the night with a 2-for-4 effort.

The Aces will north head up Highway 41 this weekend, when they jump back into Missouri Valley Conference play for a three-game set with Indiana State at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Ind.  UE will open the series with the Sycamores Friday at 5:30 p.m.

* Western Kentucky Defeats Evansville, 6-2

Aces softball dropped in its final non-conference matchup as Western Kentucky defeated Evansville, 6-2.

Evansville produced five hits against the Lady Toppers as senior Tamara Robey and freshman Kirsten O’Conner each pulled in a double for the Aces. Robey also notched an RBI and a walk while seniors Kendall Kautz and Brianna Villanueva scored UE’s two runs.

The Aces will be back in action on Saturday and Sunday as they wrap up their regular season schedule at Cooper Stadium against Illinois State. UE will play in a doubleheader on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 12:00 p.m. CST before they wrap up the three-game series on Sunday in a single game against the Redbirds also starting at 12:00 p.m. CST

Game Recap: Western Kentucky 6, UE 2
Western Kentucky was able to tally a pair or runs quickly in the top of the first after they capitalized on two Evansville errors and took the lead over the Aces, 2-0

After the Lady Toppers retired UE in order, they were able to notch yet another run off an Evansville error and make it a 3-0 game heading into the bottom half of the second. With another quick inning for the Aces, WKU continued to expand its lead in the third after an error by the UE infield made it 4-0.

Evansville was able to tally a run on the board in the bottom of the third inning after a double to right field by Robey drove in a runner while Western Kentucky maintained its lead, 4-1.

The top of the fourth saw a double to center field by WKU that advanced the score, 5-1. As O’Conner doubled to center field for the Aces in the bottom half of the fourth inning, she was left stranded after a line out to the short stop cinched the final out and left UE without any runs.

With a scoreless fifth inning by both teams, the Lady Toppers furthered their lead even more to 6-1 after an RBI single to right center allowed a runner to take home plate. As the Aces were due up in their half of the sixth, they were able to tally a run off a bases loaded, one out situation in which Villanueva reached on a fielder’s choice and Kautz was able to get the run off a throwing error by Western Kentucky. WKU was still in the lead heading into the seventh, 6-2.

Another scoreless inning for both teams allowed Western Kentucky to take the win over Evansville, 6-2, after the Aces were unable to get anything going with a pair of ground outs and a pop up to the infield.

Western Kentucky pitcher Janna Scheff grabbed the win as she improved to 5-2 in the circle. Scheff pitched 7.0 innings while striking out two, allowing one run, and issuing three walks.

UE pitcher Sarah Baldwin, who is now 3-8 on the season, suffered the loss for the Aces as she pitched 5.0 innings while allowing two runs and striking out one. Reliever Annie Moore saw 2.0 innings of work as she struck out one and allowed one run.


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